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What to watch for: Eagles-Steelers

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We here at the NFL had so much fun watching the return of football last weekend that we decided to do it all again this week. Around The NFL's Conor Orr dissects what you can expect to see from the 16 games this weekend.

Here's what to what to watch for ...

Philadelphia Eagles at Pittsburgh Steelers (7 p.m., NFL Network)

» A rekindled fire underneath the Eagles' wide receiver group? Dorial Green-Beckham isn't taking anyone's job ... yet. He's also not playing in this week's preseason matchup, which gives second-year wideout Nelson Agholor (zero catches in more than 30 snaps last week) and Rueben Randle especially a chance to step it up. Randle struggled last week as the Eagles began their search for dependable wide receivers.

» Continued ascension of Ricardo Mathews? The free agent from San Diego was perhaps Pittsburgh's best defensive player last week and could be playing his way into some significant rotational time. The 29-year-old veteran looks absolutely free in this defense and could be the talk of the preseason in Pittsburgh.

» Any life in the starting offense? Doug Pederson will be looking to see how Allen Barbre is holding up at right tackle; a microcosm of the issues facing Philly to start the season now that Lane Johnson is facing suspension. The plan is for the Eagles to go a little more than a quarter on Thursday, which should give us a better idea of their progress over the last week.

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